Supplier Diversity

The Michigan State University Supplier Diversity Program encourages business opportunities for minority business enterprises (MBE), woman-owned business enterprises (WBE), small businesses and other disadvantaged businesses. 

The Purchasing staff participates in outreach activities throughout the year as a means to meet new suppliers that can furnish quality products and services to Michigan State University in a timely and cost-effective manner. The buyers provide brochures on "Doing Business with MSU," information on upcoming competitive bid opportunities, and identify potential campus customers for the suppliers.

Our Involvement

Michigan State University, through its Purchasing Department, participates in these organizations:

  • Michigan Minority Business Development Council
  • Michigan Women's Business Council
  • Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association
  • Lansing Area Public Purchasing Group
  • Michigan Minority Business Development Council's Project One

To learn more about the Supplier Diversity Program, contact the Diversity Team at, (517) 355-0357.